Tag Archive: Phone


Edward Snowden’s Haven app turns your phone into a surveillance device

Haven’s not the first app of its kind, but it just might be the best.

A quick search on the Play Store will show no shortage of surveillance/motion detection apps, and while some of these work alright, they’re not nearly as secure compared to a true security camera. Haven: Keep Watch is a new app that falls into this same category, but it does something special that helps it stick out from the crowd.

For  [Read More…]

Pair the Essential Phone with its 4K 360-degree camera for just $499 today

Some say that saving money is Essential.

We’ve seen Android phones push the limits over and over in 2017, and one of the bolder moves was the near edge-to-edge display that Essential introduced. While the phone received some mixed reviews, people have fallen in love with the look and feel of it, and now owning one just got a bit more affordable.

Right now you can pick up an unlocked Essential Phone from Amazon with the 4K 360-degree camera  [Read More…]

4k 360-degree camera accessory going for $499 with the Essential Phone

The Essential Phone was somewhat of a design standout when it came to comparable smartphones but early reviews couldn’t warrant the price tag. But with the major price job it put the device back on the charts for a pretty decent purchase. The deals keep coming with the Essential Phone as you can pick up […]

Can you use an AT&T phone on Cricket Wireless?

Have an AT&T phone that you want to use on Cricket Wireless? Here’s what you need to know.

If you live in an area that’s covered by AT&T’s network (which is most places these days), Cricket Wireless is one of your best bets for an MVNO that’s powered by the network but features considerably lower rates compared to going through AT&T directly.

Cricket’s selection of phones has gotten rather good lately, but you still won’t find nearly  [Read More…]

Essential Phone is now getting Oreo Beta 2

Android Oreo on the Essential Phone is getting ever more of a reality as the second beta release has been issued as an over-the-air update. Currently Android Oreo is only in beta form and is being publicly tested to iron out the kinks before the official stable release. The second release of the software has […]

Essential Phone now getting Oreo Beta 2 with new features and bug fixes

Now with picture-in-picture, smart text selection, and more.

Essential rolled out the first beta of Oreo for the PH-1 back in mid-November, and while it’s been great to play around with the new version of Android, there have been some noticeably missing features and multiple bugs that have made us anxious for beta two. This was supposed to be pushed out last week but was delayed due to “a few regressions” that Essential caught “last minute.”

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The Moto G5 Plus is the most important phone of 2017

A much bigger deal than which is “best” if you ask me.

We spend a lot of time thinking about which phone deserves that coveted Best title here at Android Central. It’s a moving target throughout the year, and something we disagree about more often than not when discussing things internally. We look at camera quality, battery life, performance over time, software updates, and a ton more. It’s a valuable conversation to have, and a great conversation  [Read More…]

Razer Phone update has camera improvements and new security patch

Improvements for camera, audio, security, and more.

The Razer Phone gets a lot of things right, but one area where it struggles the most is with camera performance. Razer’s been pushing out updates to help make things better after addressing customer and critic complaints, and the latest update that’s now being rolled out tackles a lot of pain points.

Razer’s got four main updates in store for the Razer Phone’s camera with this update, and they include:

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Best overall Samsung Galaxy S8

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The Galaxy S8 has slick hardware with tiny bezels that let it have a big screen in a relatively small body, but inside it still offers everything you want: a high-end processor, lots of storage, an SD card slot, full waterproofing and a top-end camera.  [Read More…]

Can you use a Sprint phone on Boost Mobile Network?

Everything you need to know about using a Sprint phone on Boost Mobile.

Boost Mobile is one of the most popular MVNOs powered by Sprint’s network, and with plans starting out as low as $ 35/month for unlimited calling, texting, and 3GB of 4G LTE data, it’s also one of the best deals around for those that are covered best by Sprint compared to the other big carries in the U.S.

There’s a decent selection of phones  [Read More…]